Ridley Scott has Xenomorphs on the brain in a big way. In addition to his upcoming Alien-prequel/Prometheus-sequel, the filmmaker who launched the franchise in 1979 wants to make at least 6 more installments. He told the Sydney Tribune he has no intention of slowing down, and the screenplay for the next installment, Alien: Awakening, is already written.
But while all of these films have been announced as additional prequels, it turns out Scott may want to reclaim the entire franchise; the report below from ScreenJunkies News claims he’s set his sights on a sequel to the original Alien. Move over James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet (and don’t even think about it, Neill Blomkamp), Ridley Scott says, “Mine, all mine!”
His exact words, according to Entertainment Weekly: “After [Alien: Covenant]unless we run out of steam, we’ll then come back in, come into the rear end of Alien 1 and work that one out.” Listen to the commentators below as they try to parse out what exactly this means for the existing Alien sequels and the entire franchise universe.
Alien: Covenant invades US Theaters on May 19th; check out the latest trailer, synopsis, and posters below.
Official Synopsis: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.